Botanical Name : Desmodium triflorum
Species: D. triflorum
Common Names ;
Creeping tick trefoil, Three-flower beggarweed (English); Amor-do-campo (Portuguese); Hierba cuartillo (Spanish); Daun mules, Jukut jarem, Delilan (Indonesia); Rumput barek putih, Sisek tenggiling (Malaysia); Kaliskis-dalag, Himbispuyo, Gumadep (Philippines); Smau hae lolook (Cambodia); Ya-klethoi, Ya-tanhoi, Ya-tansai (Thailand); Trang qua ba hoa (Vietnam); Kuddalia (India); Olmud (Palau); Konikoni, Vakathengu (Fiji); Kihikihi (Tonga).
Habitat : Desmodium triflorum is native to tropical countries of the world.
A small prostrate annual or perennial legume with a woody taproot. Strongly branched stems to 50 cm frequently rooting at the nodes to form a mat. Trifoliate leaves with leaflets up to 12 mm long and 10 mm wide. Inflorescence with a cluster of 1–3 pink to purple flowers in leaf axils. Pods flat, segmented, 6–18 mm long and 2–3.5 mm wide with 3–5 articles, and covered with minute hooked hairs. The upper suture straight and the lower suture constricted between the articles. Pods break up into segments when ripe. Seed quadrangular to orbicular ca1.2 x 1.7 mm..
Whole plant used to treat dysentery
A naturalised component of short (grazed) native and sown pastures, where it can form up to 50% of the herbage. Creeping mat can provide good ground cover during the wet season, especially in mown or closely cut uses such as under plantation crops and in lawns.
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